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Grumman TBF- Avenger

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Development

Entwicklung

Ordered

   

Bestellt

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Variants

Versionen

  XTBF-1

Two prototypes each powered by a 1,700hp R-2600-8 engine, second aircraft introduced the large dorsal fin.

XTBF-1
 

TBF-1

TBM-1

Initial production model based on the second prototype, 2,291 built

TBF-1

TBM-1

TBF-1C
TBM-1C

TBF-1 with provision for two 0.5 in wing guns and fuel capacity increased to 726 gallons.

TBF-1C
TBM-1C
TBF-1D
TBM-1D

Conversions of the TBF-1 with centimetric radar in radome on starboard wing leading edge.

TBF-1D
TBM-1D
TBF-1CD

Conversion of TBF-1Cs with centimetric radar in radome on starboard wing leading edge

TBF-1CD
TBF-1E
TBM-1E

TBF-1 conversions with additional electronic equipment.

TBF-1E
TBM-1E
 
TBF-1J
TBM-1J

TBF-1 equipped for bad weather operations

TBF-1J
TBM-1J
 
TBF-1L
TBM-1L

TBF-1 equipped with retractable searchlight in bomb bay.

TBF-1L
TBM-1L
 
TBF-1P
TBM-1P

TBF-1 conversion for photo-reconnaissance

TBF-1P
TBM-1P
 
TBF-1CP

TBF-1C conversion for photo-reconnaissance

TBF-1CP  

XTBF-2

One TBF-1 re-engined with a 1,900 hp XR-2600-10 engine.

XTBF-2

TBM-2

One TBM-1 re-engined with a 1,900hp XR-2600-10 engine.

TBM-2

XTBF-3

Two TBF-1 aircraft with 1,900 hp R-2600-20 engines.

XTBF-3

TBM-3

 

TBM-3

TBM-3D

TBM-3 conversion with centimetric radar in radome on starboard wing leading edge.

TBM-3D  

TBM-3E

TBM-3 conversion with centimetric radar in radome on starboard wing leading edge and strengthened airframe.

TBM-3E

TBM-3H

TBM-3 conversion with surface search radar.

TBM-3H  
TBM-3J

TBM-3 equipped for all weather operations

TBM-3J  
TBM-3L

TBM-3 equipped with retractable searchlight in bomb bay.

TBM-3L  
TBM-3M

TBM-3 conversion as a missile launcher.

TBM-3M  

TBM-3N

TBM-3 conversion for night attack.

TBM-3N

TBM-3P

TBM-3 conversion for photo-reconnaissance.

TBM-3P  

TBM-3Q

TBM-3 conversion for electronic countermeasures with large ventral radome.

TBM-3Q

TBM-3R

TBM-3 conversions as seven-passenger, Carrier onboard delivery transport.

TBM-3R

TBM-3 Umbau für 7 Passagiere, COD Träger Transport Dienst

TBM-3S

Anti-submarine strike version converted from TBM-3.

TBM-3S

U-Bootjäger-Angriffsversion der TBM-3

TBM-3S2

 

TBM-3S2

TBM-3U

General utility and target towing conversion of TBM-3.

TBM-3U

TBM-3W

Anti-Submarine search conversion of TBM-3 with APS-20 radar in ventral radome.

TBM-3W

U-Bootjäger-Aufklärerversion der TBM-3 mit einem APS-20 Radar unter dem Rumpf.

TBM-3W2

 

TBM-3W2

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Operational history

Einsatzgeschichte

 

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Drawings

Zeichnungen

Composite Squadrons

  VC-8-1.png (86840 Byte) VC-9-1.png (84312 Byte) VC-10-1.png (95225 Byte)
  VC-8 VC-9 VC-10
  VC-10-2.png (93438 Byte) VC-11-1.png (95876 Byte) VC-12-1.png (84571 Byte)
  VC-10 VC-11 VC-12
  VC-21-1.png (99135 Byte) VC-22-1.png (89932 Byte) VC-30-1.png (94653 Byte)
  VC-21 VC-22 VC-30
  VC-58-1.png (85859 Byte) VC-63-1.png (94360 Byte) VC-68-2.png (95734 Byte)
  VC-58 VC-63 VC-68
  VC-71-1.png (94133 Byte) VC-76-1.png (98765 Byte) VC-83-1.png (96123 Byte)
  VC-71 VC-76 VC-83
  VC-84-1.png (94161 Byte) VC-88-1.png (98717 Byte) VC-88-2.png (97454 Byte)
  VC-84 VC-88 VC-88
  VC-90-1.png (90332 Byte) VC-92-1.png (94623 Byte) VC-93-1.png (101883 Byte)
VC-90 VC-92 VC-93
  VC-94-1.png (94519 Byte) VC-96-2.png (98600 Byte) VC-96-1.png (88197 Byte)
  VC-94 VC-96 VC-96
  VC-97-1.png (96679 Byte)
  VC-97

 

VT-1-1.png (97835 Byte) VT-2-1.png (97618 Byte) VT-3-2.png (90648 Byte)
  VT-1

VT-2

VT-3
VT-4-1.png (90327 Byte) VT-4-2.png (94684 Byte) VT-6-2.png (95520 Byte)
  VT-4 VT-4 VT-6
VT-6-3.png (88582 Byte) VT-7-1.png (96306 Byte) VT-8-1.png (91110 Byte)
VT-6 VT-7

VT-8

VT-8-2.png (90395 Byte) VT-8-3.png (89387 Byte) VT-8-4.png (95698 Byte)
  VT-8 VT-8 VT-8
VT-9-1.png (97484 Byte) VT-10-1.png (90056 Byte) VT-10-2.png (88386 Byte)
VT-9 VT-10 VT-10
  VT-12-1.png (94547 Byte) VT-15-1.png (93392 Byte) VT-16-1.png (89480 Byte)
  VT-12

VT-15

VT-16
  VT-20-1.png (97076 Byte)
  VT-18 VT-19 VT-20
VT-20-2.png (86615 Byte) VT-21-1.png (93110 Byte) VT-24-1.png (94506 Byte)
VT-20 VT-21

VT-24

  VT-25-1.png (95807 Byte) VT-26-1.png (87904 Byte) VT-27-1.png (98011 Byte)
  VT-25 VT-26 VT-27
VT-28-1.png (96455 Byte) VT-33-1.png (84053 Byte) VT-40-1.png (96853 Byte)
VT-28 VT-33 VT-40
  VT-45-1.png (95735 Byte) VT-51-1.png (96223 Byte) VT-51-3.png (95410 Byte)
  VT-45 VT-51 VT-51
  VT-51-2.png (95850 Byte) VT-82-1.png (86022 Byte) VT-83-2.png (99633 Byte)
  VT-51 VT-82 VT-83
VT-83-3.png (90913 Byte) VT-83-1.png (88587 Byte) VT-84-2.png (95761 Byte)
VT-83

VT-83

VT-84
  VT-84-1.png (98656 Byte) VT-85-1.png (88498 Byte) VT-86-1.png (96885 Byte)
  VT-84 VT-85 VT-86
  VT-86-2.png (92413 Byte) VT-88-1.png (99314 Byte) VT-88-2.png (89041 Byte)
  VT-86 VT-88 VT-88
  VT-89-1.png (89564 Byte) VT-90-1.png (93805 Byte)
  VT-89

VT(N)-90

Anti Submarine Squadrons

VS-21-1.png (91054 Byte) VS-21-2.png (94443 Byte) SL
VS-21 VS-21 VS-22
VS-23-1.png (93883 Byte) SI VS-25-1.png (93038 Byte)
  VS-23 VS-24 VS-25
VS-26-1.png (86537 Byte) VS-26-2.png (93082 Byte) SM
VS-26 VS-26 VS-27
SP VS-32-1.png (96607 Byte) SW
  VS-31 VS-32 VS-801 (later VS-30)
SD VS-871-1.png (92768 Byte) VS-892-1.png (91920 Byte)
  VS-831 (later VS-36) VS-871 (later VS-37) VS-892 (later VS-38)
  SN SV ..

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  VS-913 (later VS-39) VS-931 (later VS-20)

Escort  Squadrons

  VGS-26-1.png (90354 Byte) VGS-29-1.png (90512 Byte)
  VGS-26 VGS-29

Transport Squadrons

VR-21-1.png (86704 Byte) VR-22-1.png (89467 Byte) RK
  VR-21 VR-22 VR-23
VR-24-2.png (90430 Byte) VR-24-1.png (90621 Byte)
  VR-24 VR-24

Attack Squadrons

VA-6A-1.png (92242 Byte) VA-16A-1.png (88987 Byte) VA-18A-1.png (88934 Byte)
  VA-6A VA-16A VA-18A
VA-20A-1.png (92003 Byte) VA-15-1.png (90684 Byte) VA-35-1.png (90158 Byte)
  VA-20A VA-15 VA-35

Utility Squadrons

  VU-1-1.png (90482 Byte) VU-4-1.png (90680 Byte) VU-7-1.png (89676 Byte)
  VU-1 VU-4 VU-7

Composite Squadrons (after 1945)

  VCN-2-1.png (87980 Byte) VC-11-6.png (94632 Byte) VC-11-5.png (94591 Byte)
  VCN-2 VC-11 VC-11

Misc. Squadrons

FASRON-6-1.png (90668 Byte) FASRON-77-1.png (88317 Byte) VX-1-2.png (88068 Byte)
  FASRON-6 FASRON-77 VX-1

Marine Torpedo-Bomber Squadrons

VMTB-135-1.png (91083 Byte) VMTB-233-1.png (87523 Byte) VMTB-234-1.png (91911 Byte)
  VMTB-135 VMTB-233 VMTB-234

Naval Reserve Squadrons

NARW-1.png (89834 Byte) NARW-2.png (94350 Byte) NARW-3.png (94604 Byte)
  NARW-65 Akron OH NARW-83 New York NY NARW-83 New York NY
NARW-4.png (96580 Byte)
  NARW-82 New Orleans LA
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Specifications

Technische Daten

Specifications

TBF-1

Wingspan

Spannweite

16.51 m

Length

Länge

12.48 m

Height

Höhe

4.70 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

45.52 m²

Engine

Motor

  1× Wright R-2600-20 radial engine, 1,900 hp

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

444 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

4,783 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

8,115 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

10.5 m/s

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

9,170 m

Range

Reichweite

1,610 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

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Serials

Seriennummern

Grumman TBF- TBM- Avenger

XTBF-1

2539 - 2540

2

TBF-1

00373 - 00658

286

TBF-1

01731 - 01770

40

TBF-1

05877 - 06491,

615

TBM-1C

16792 - 17091

300

TBM-3

22857 - 23656

800

TBF-1

23857 - 24241

385

TBF-1C

24242 - 24520

279

TBM-1

24521 - 24579

59

TBM-2

24580

1

TBM-1

24581 - 25070

490

TBM-1C

25071 - 25174

104

XTBM-3

25175

1

TBM-1C

25176 - 25521

346

XTBM-3

25521

1

TBM-1C

25522- 25699

178

XTBM-3

25700

1

TBM-1C

25701 - 25720

20

TBM-1C

34102 - 34105

4

TBM-1C

45445 - 46644

200

XTBM-3

45645

1

TBM-1C

45647 - 46444

798

TBF-1

47438 - 47637

200

TBM-3

53050 - 53949

900

TBM-3

68062 - 69538

1477

TBM-1C

73177 - 73498

322

TBM-3

85459 - 86292

834

TBM-3

86293 - 86296 (4)

TBM-3

91107 - 91752

646

TBM-3

91753 - 92006 (254)

TBM-3

97532 - 97672 (141)
XTBM-4 97673 - 97675 3
TBM-4 97532 - 97672 (141)
TBM-4 97676 - 98601 (926)
TBM-4 102576 - 104575 (2000)
TBM-4 117729 - 118928 (1200)

Total

13'559


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